Moment police are confronted by man with fake AK47

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Police officers run for their lives as they hear sound of gun being cocked before they are threatened with imitation AK47

By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 13:53 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 14:07 GMT, 3 December 2019


Dramatic police bodycam footage shows the moment two officers were confronted by a man with an apparent AK47 machine gun when they attended a domestic disorder call.

The police were called to the home of Scott Symmonds, 31, in Swindon, Wiltshire in August and came across of scene of disarray as they entered the property through the back door.

Symmonds then came down stairs holding what turned out to be an imitation firearm, causing the officers to run for lives and call in back-up.

Police later found an imitation AK47, a decommissioned Uzi sub-machine gun and three blank firing pistols.

Symmonds has since admitted admitted making use of or attempting to make use of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest. He was jailed for four years and nine months last week.

Bodycam footage shows a police officer reaching for his Taser as Symmonds appears

Bodycam footage shows a police officer reaching for his Taser as Symmonds appears

PC Nicholas Finning, one of the officers, said of the incident: 'At this point it's safe

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